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The sacred self [electronic resource] : a cultural phenomenology of charismatic healing / Thomas J. Csordas.

By: Csordas, Thomas J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997, c1994Description: 1 online resource (vxi, 327 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780520919068 (electronic bk.); 0520919068 (electronic bk.); 0585135479 (electronic bk.); 9780585135472 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Spiritual healing | Pentecostalism -- Catholic Church | Pentecostalism -- New England | Self | Identification (Religion) | Catholic Church -- New England -- History -- 1965- | New England -- Church history | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Soteriology | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sacred self.DDC classification: 234/.13 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; The Sacred Self; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Ritual Healing: Affliction and Transformation; Chapter 3 Therapeutic Process and Experience; Chapter 4 Embodied Imagery and Divine Revelation; Chapter 5 Imaginal Performance and Healing of Memories; Chapter 6 Image, Memory, and Efficacy; Chapter 7 Demons and Deliverance; Chapter 8 Encounters with Evil; Chapter 9 The Raging and the Healing; Chapter 10 Envoi: The Sacred Self; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX;
Summary: How does religious healing work, if indeed it does? In this study of the contemporary North American movement known as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Thomas Csordas investigates the healing practices of a modern religious movement to provide a rich cultural analysis of the healing experience. This is not only a book about healing, however, but also one about the nature of self and self- transformation. Blending ethnographic data and detailed case studies, Csordas examines processes of sensory imagery, performative utterance, orientation, and embodiment. His book forms the basis for a rappro
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1st paperback printing, 1997.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-322) and index.

Description based on print version record.

How does religious healing work, if indeed it does? In this study of the contemporary North American movement known as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Thomas Csordas investigates the healing practices of a modern religious movement to provide a rich cultural analysis of the healing experience. This is not only a book about healing, however, but also one about the nature of self and self- transformation. Blending ethnographic data and detailed case studies, Csordas examines processes of sensory imagery, performative utterance, orientation, and embodiment. His book forms the basis for a rappro

Cover; The Sacred Self; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Ritual Healing: Affliction and Transformation; Chapter 3 Therapeutic Process and Experience; Chapter 4 Embodied Imagery and Divine Revelation; Chapter 5 Imaginal Performance and Healing of Memories; Chapter 6 Image, Memory, and Efficacy; Chapter 7 Demons and Deliverance; Chapter 8 Encounters with Evil; Chapter 9 The Raging and the Healing; Chapter 10 Envoi: The Sacred Self; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX;

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The sacred self by Csordas, Thomas J. ©1994
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